The MoU was signed in the presence of Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Anil Baijal, Lt. Governor of Delhi, Jai Prakash, Mayor, North Delhi Municipal Corporation, Tarun Kapoor, Secretary, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Gyanesh Bharti, Commissioner, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and S M Vaidya, Chairman, Indian Oil.
As part of the MoU, IndianOil shall facilitate NDMC for identification of a concessionaire for setting up of an Integrated Waste to Energy Plant at Ranikhera in Narela. The plant would process Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and organic waste of NDMC for producing Compressed Biogas (CBG), recycling plastics, Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) for producing plastic or syngas and its downstream products. plastics recycling, etc.
Speaking on the occasion, Pradhan said that Commissioning of this landmark project will also help in generating energy in various forms and in reducing dependence on crude imports as well as in achieving other national objectives.
“Petroleum and Natural gas Ministry is committed to establish more such plants in Delhi for a sustainable future. The signing of this MoU is in line with Prime minister Narendra Modi’s vision of carving a greener and energy-efficient future for India and also towards achieving self-reliance in energy by adopting innovative green solutions,” Pradhan said.
The integrated plant will process approx. 2500 million tonne of municipal solid waste collected by NDMC, recycle plastics and produce compressed bio-gas #CBG, ethanol, syngas and other value-added downstream products.